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April, 1910

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 5 April 1910
David White of Near Antioch,
Who is Related in this City
is What is Considered a Miraculous Escape.
Two Runaways in Antioch
Start from Same initial Point in Wild Dashes of Speed.
David White, who is related here in Waukegan, says the Antioch Advertiser, had a most remarkable escape from serious injury this morning when his team of horses ran away, knocking him down and the horses and wagon passing over him.
Mr. White had just brought out his horses from the Kelly blacksmith shop and was hitching them to the milk wagon, when one of the horses, a high-spirited colt, became frightened, and when the horses started out Mr. White was standing at their heads and tried hard to hold them down, but the team was too much for him. He was knocked down, falling between the two horses, just under the pole, and both horses and wagon passed over him, but fortunately, did not strike his body. Had he been knocked down in any other manner, he probably would have been seriously injured or even killed by the trampling of the horses. His escape was not such a miraculous one, but Providence was certainly aiding him in a moment, when in a bad plight.
The team had gone only a short distance, when the milk wagon was turned upside down and the milk cans were sent rolling in different directions. Little Robert Morley, who happened to be near the roadside, was knocked down by one of the cans, but outside of a bad fright was not hurt. The team of horses ran directly east until they reached the vacant property of John Thayer where they encountered a tree, both horses trying to pass the tree on opposite sides. Here they did much damage to the harness and wagon.
Mr. White was considerably frightened for a moment when he was thrown down by the horses, but his only injury was a slightly hurt arm.
Hardly had the affair been quieted down when another bad runaway took place, and singularly this one had its starting point from the same place. Bert Brown was fastening another rig to his milk wagon, when his horse became frightened at the approach of an automobile and started out. While turning the corner of Main and Lake streets the wagon was overturned and the horse ran into a telephone pole and hitching post in front of the State Bank where the animal tried to free itself from the upturned wagon.
The horse was a little cut up in several places and the wagon was badly smashed.
Antioch News7 April 1910
There will be an anti-saloon speaker here next Sunday, April 10.

Mrs. J. A. Strang has been entertaining a friend from Chicago.

Adolph Jaeger of Chicago visited Saturday and Sunday with his father.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom of Libertyville visited with relatives here Sunday.

Lorraine Webster of Highland Park, visited Sunday with his cousin, Mrs. W. G. McGuire.

Mrs. Josephine Matthews returned last Wednesday from the north were she spent the winter with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gorham of Waukegan, called on Mrs. John Bonner Friday in their new auto.

Miss Helen Safford of Wheaton College has been spending a week's vacation with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Safford.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower were Chicago visitors last Tuesday. They wills start for their future home in California on Thursday of this week.

Those who contemplate purchasing an auto this season should see the Hupmobile. This is a low priced machine and one of the best. It can be seen at Millburn on Monday morning, April 11. This machine can also be seen at Wadsworth on the same morning. Tiffany & Felter, Agents.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 12 April 1910
Mrs. Josephine Matthews returned home last week from Rochester, Minn.

Mrs. J. A. Thain spent several days in Chicago and vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom of Libertyville visited their son, W. G. Thom Sunday.

Mrs. Jamison, Dr. Jamison's mother, returned to Cherry Valley, Ill., last week to stay some time with her son.

Mr. Webster of Highland Park visited his uncle, C. E. Denman Sunday.

Miss Pearl Cleveland visited her parents Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Helen Safford returned to college, Tuesday at Wheaton, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower visited Mrs. George Gerrity of Union Grove Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower, Mrs. E. B. Tower and H. H. Tower leave for Los Angeles, Cal., Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Hughes of Chicago, visited the latter's mother, Mrs. Spafford.

Antioch News14 April 1910
Force Entrance Through Window But Secure Nothing of Value
Robbers visited Wadsworth Thursday night, robbing two places, as follows:
The postoffice, Thomas Strang, postmaster, and the general merchandise store of H. A. Heydecker.
In neither place did the robbers get anything of value, the postoffice netting them but a few dollars, mostly stamp books.
The robbers broke a window glass in each case and thus opened the window. In the postoffice they tore open letters and while there may have been money in some Postmaster Strang did not know of any loss in this regard. Checks and money orders taken from the letters were left on the floor, showing the robbers did not care for this sort of loot, and were likely tramps or amatures. The safe was not broken open for there was little of value in it and Postmaster Strang preferred leaving it unlocked rather than lock it and have some robber blow it to pieces and find nothing for his pains.
In the Heydecker store they went through the rear window, but so far as he can learn nothing of value was taken.
Two tramps were seen hanging about the village early Thursday and the belief is that they may have committed the robberies.
Antioch News14 April 1910
Rev. A. Spafford spent Monday in Chicago.

William Thom of Libertyville spent Monday with his son here.

Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent Sunday with her relatives here.

George White of Rochester, Wis., was home from Friday till Sunday.

Clayton Denman of Highland park visited with his cousin Edwin Denman.

Mr. S. Fickle of Chicago lectured Sunday morning on the topic of local option.

Miss Alice Jamieson of Berwyn visited from Saturday till Sunday with her parents.

Olin Cleveland of Chicago visited Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Cleveland.

Miss Ruby Cleveland returned home last week from Ingleside, her school being closed for this term.

The Ladies Aid society was well attended last Thursday. Mrs. James Jameson, Mrs. Safford and Miss Foote entertained.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 15 April 1910
Dr. Jamison, little daughter, Doris had an operation last Tuesday. She is getting along nicely.

H. B. Tower, wife and mother, and nephew, left for their future home in California last Wednesday.

C. E. business meeting met with Miss C. E. Bates last Friday and elected officers.

Mrs. W. Cleveland and daughter, Ruby, were Chicago visitors Saturday. Oliver returned with them for a short visit.

Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago, spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother.

Miss Alice Jameson, of Chicago visited Sunday with the home folks.

Mr. S. J. Fickle of Chicago spoke Sunday morning to the church in the interest of the anti-saloon league.

Mr. W. G. Thorn sold one of his horses to Mr. Moffat of Paw Paw, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Fulton and children and Mrs. James Pollock of Waukegan spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. James Pollock.

Wm. Tohrn, Sr. of Libertyville visited a few days with his son this week.

Clayton Denman of Highland Park is visiting his cousin this week.

Misses Vivian and Mabel Bonner and Leslie Bonner spent Sunday with relatives at Lake Forest.

Messrs. Rev. A. W. Safford, A. K. Bain, E. A. Martin were Chicago visitors Monday.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 16 April 1910
Team Owned by Late Mrs. Beatrice Smith in Evanston,
Two handsome black horses, property of the late Mrs. Beatrice Smith, of Evanston, formerly of Lake County, mother of the late James H. Smith, were chloroformed Friday in accordance with the dying wishes of their owner, who preferred that they be killed rather than have them fall into the hands of someone who might ill treat them.
The horses had been owned and used by Mrs. Smith for more than 15 years, and were well known on Evanston avenue. One of them was 21 years old and his mate was 25. It was on account of her affection for them that Mrs. Smith steadfastly refused to have an automobile, as she frequently declared to friends that she had no use for both and loved her team too much to give them up.
Friends of the Smith family assert that during Mrs. Smith's last illness she expressed a wish that after her death her team be disposed of. However, she asked that they be not sold, given away or shot, urging the use of chloroform. It was in the fulfillment of this wish that the horses were killed Friday by Veterinary Surgeon C. H. Agnew of Evanston.
Antioch News21 April 1910
Mrs. I. L. Holmes visited last Wednesday in Chicago.

Robert Bonner of Chicago spent Sunday with his parents.

Clayton Denman returned to his home in Highland Park on Wednesday last.

Miss Carrie Bater spent the latter part of the week with friends in Russell.

Mr. Ed Gillings of Waukegan spent Sunday with his niece, Mrs. Arthur Clark.

Mrs. Williams Mavor of Chicago visited this week with her mother, Mrs. Robert Strang.

The Ladies Missionary society will meet on Wednesday of this week with Mrs. Mary Bater.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bonner of Chicago visited over Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner and Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Bain.

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Stephens entertained at euchre on Tuesday evening of last week and a fine time is reported. The first prizes were awarded to Miss Agnes Armour and William McGuire. The second prizes to Miss Ruby Gillings and Alfred Spafford.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 22 April 1910
Mrs. Mavor of Chicago, Mrs. Ward Bain of Racine and Mrs. Eliza Hughes of Libertyville visited their mother, Mrs. Robt. Strang the past week.

Mrs. Holmes was a Chicago visitor for a few days last week.

Mrs. George Stephens had to kill a valuable horse Monday.

Miss Hannah Patch of Russell visited Mrs. Arthur Clark Sunday.

Victor Strang of Centralia, Ill., returned home last week.

Bruce Stephens of Waukegan visited the home folks Sunday.

Rev. and Mrs. Stafford's daughter, Mrs. Wheaton, underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Oak Park Hospital last Friday.

Mr. Enoch Bartholomew, formerly of this vicinity, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Butters, in Chicago, and was buried at Millburn cemetery Thursday. Mr. Batholomew is the father of Ephriam Bartholomew and grandfather of Eugene and Arthur Clark.

Mr. J. M. Lewis died this a. m. father of Frank Lewis, Mrs. Lewis Miller and Cora McCullough of Warren. Funeral Thursday at Warren.

Antioch News28 April 1910
John Sorlis Murrie, whose death occurred Friday night at Grayslake, was formerly postmaster of Grayslake and one of the most highly regarded men there. He was born in Newark, N. J., in 1852 and was the oldest son of George Murrie, deceased. When a child he moved to Kenosha and later to Lake county where he lived until his death. In 1879 he married Catherine McCredie and five children were born: Roy, Emma, (deceased) Lyman, Howard and Ida.
He joined the Millburn Congregational church when a boy and was active there until he moved to Grayslake in 1891 where he was superintendent of the Sunday school for years. He was also a prominent M. W. A. member and head of the camp for many years. While head of the lodge, three of his sons became members. He was a member of the high school board and his term expired last Saturday, the day after his demise. Cancer was the cause of his death and he had been sick a long time. Funeral was Sunday and burial at the Grayslake cemetery.

Miss Mayme Trotter of Evanston came Friday to visit with Mrs. Bain.

Miss Carrie Bater visited with friends at Gurnee the latter part of the week.

Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Safford and Miss Clara Foote were Chicago visitors this week.

Several relatives and friends of John Murrie attended his funeral at Grayslake Sunday.

Mrs. Anderson of Lake Forest visited from Sunday till Monday with Mrs. George Strang.

Miss Florence Anderson of Lake Forest spent Sunday with her grandmother Mrs. George Strang.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 30 April 1910
Mrs. Clarence Bonner visited relatives in this vicinity the past week.

Mrs. T. J. Anderson of Iola, Kas., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Geo. Strang.

Miss Bae Adams of Chicago Lawn visited her grandparents Saturday and Sunday.

E. A. Martin, C. W. Russell transacted business in Chicago Monday.

Rev. A. W. Safford attended the Congregational convention in Chicago Tuesday.

Mrs. W. A. Safford left for Wheaton Monday to be gone sometime.

Mrs. J. A. Strang was a Chicago visitor Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miller of Highland Park visited our town Thursday and Friday.

Miss Mamie Trotter of Evanston is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. K. Bain this week.

Mrs. Geo. Strang celebrated her 82nd birthday Sunday, April 24.

The Ladies' Aid Society will hold their regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 5. Supper will be served in box style. Each member bringing lunch for two. Coffee will be served by the society.

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